We must fight crime at its social roots

The rash of liquor store robberies in Winnipeg says more about underlying social problems than it does about the effectiveness of police

We must fight crime at its social rootsWinnipeg has experienced a rash of liquor store swarmings involving masked individuals who have become increasingly accustomed to little or no resistance. The best deterrent to crime is not the severity of sentence or punishment, but the certainty of detection and apprehension. An even better and common-sense response would be to mitigate the underlying precursors…

Thank you, Mr. Trump, for rousing us

Trump has inadvertently mobilized the American public and people around the world who believe in the rights of the common citizen

Thank you, Mr. Trump, for rousing usOur news feeds have been overwhelmed in recent weeks with the impeachment hearings of American President Donald Trump. Trump is charged with violating American laws, primarily the U.S. constitution. With regard to many of the accusations, Trump supporters point out that he’s not doing anything recent Democrat and Republican presidents haven’t also done. For the…

The enduring romance of the highwayman

Brave, dashing and manly, these social bandits have lofty status. But some, like Dick Turpin, fall far short of the glowing stereotype

The enduring romance of the highwaymanIf memory serves, my first encounter with the concept of a highwayman came circa 1952 thanks to the weekly Sun comic book. One of its regular characters was Dick Turpin, a highwayman who embarked on a series of adventures with his female sidekick Moll Moonlight. In addition to robbing the rich to help the poor,…

Laundered money is a key cog in our economy

Canadians’ savings are sheltered and foreign investors are reluctant. Laundered money fills a crucial investment gap

Laundered money is a key cog in our economyYou could make a case that in the absence of illegal laundered money, there would be almost no risk investment capital in Canada. The problem with laundered money is huge. Recent estimates put the value of laundered money in Canada at $46.7 billion; other more realistic estimates have it in the range of $130 billion.…

Alberta has highest median monetary fraud rate: MNP report

Study of over 200 criminal convictions gleans critical insights about how Canadian organizations can reduce fraud

Alberta has highest median monetary fraud rate: MNP reportThe first national study of its kind, Fraud Aware 2019: National Study on Reported Fraud Cases in Canada, has found that the most convictions and the largest reported losses due to fraud were seen in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Business advisory and accounting firm MNP LLP released the results of the study on…

We shall overcome crimes against humanity

Attacks on places of worship are based on the horrendous lie that we need to fear those who are different

We shall overcome crimes against humanityHumanity is reeling from the deaths of innocent people all over the world in houses of worship. Members of no religion seem to be immune from violence, nor can any major religion claim to be free of extremists who perpetrate hate crimes. Many will ask what the world is coming to. In fact, these horrendous…

Regulating marijuana is a fool’s errand

The good news: an absurd prohibition on pot is about to end. The bad news: the Trudeau government has tied itself in knots

Regulating marijuana is a fool’s errandEDMONTON, Alta., April 21, 2017 /Troy Media/ – The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana is another nail in the coffin of Canada's expensive and wasteful war on drugs. But at what social cost? Former justice minister Anne McLellan, who chaired the federal task force on marijuana legalization, and Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief, played…

The deep social scars will take a long time to heal

How do Canadians wash away the shame of the slaughter of six men in a mosque in Quebec City?

The deep social scars will take a long time to healRED DEER, Alta. Feb. 3, 2017 /Troy Media/ – No society is perfect. Tragedy has a way of turning blemishes into scars – scars that take a long time to heal. Canadians can now drop the smug pretence that we’re superior to the vast number of nations on this planet. We, too, have fundamental social…

The day the United States of America died

The United States died on Dec. 14, 2012 when a man gunned down 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School and nothing was done to stop it from happening again

The day the United States of America diedTORONTO, Ont. Jan. 24, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Countries die. Nations fade away. However great nations may be, they are not eternal. Pierre Trudeau certainly thought so, some 30 years ago. Appearing before Canada's Senate to condemn the proposed constitutional amendments of the Meech Lake Accord in the spring of 1988, Trudeau said: “If the people of Canada…

The slings and arrows of (political) misfortune

Justin Trudeau’s mistake wasn’t being a passenger on Air Aga Khan. It was hanging out with a billionaire, and then trying to keep it a big secret

The slings and arrows of (political) misfortuneTORONTO, Ont. Jan. 13, 2017/ Troy Media/ - Is Justin Trudeau guilty? Yes he is: of using a dangling preposition. Here’s the relevant news report: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he made use of the private helicopter of the Aga Khan during a family vacation at the billionaire Ismaili Muslim leader’s retreat in the Bahamas…
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